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As Matthew Read noted in a comment: yes, it is. The entire data directory is simply deleted: C:\Console2>adb shell ls /data/data/com.chessclock.android/ lib shared_prefs C:\Console2>adb uninstall com.chessclock.android Success C:\Console2>adb shell ls /data/data/com.chessclock.android/ ls: /data/data/com.chessclock.android/: No such ...


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Yes - there is a setting you need to change. The Notification bar's actions are based on what you have GMail set up to do when swiping away an email within the app. To change it from Archive: Open Gmail and go to Settings there change the Swiping conversation list from Archive/unlabel/delete to Always delete This changed my Notification bar action from ...


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This is probably obvious, but... Some apps that have the permission "Modify/delete USB storage" may use the internal memory for caches etc. and may not necessarily remove the data once the app is deleted. I've seen apps to write in not so obvious directories like /sdcard/data/[package name]/, but mostly they use /sdcard/[app name]/ which is easy to spot and ...


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Backup your apps using Astro File Manager or MyBackupPro or Titanium Backup. THEN perform a Factory reset to wipe everything. Finally, from the backups, restore the Apps, but NOT the data. (Most backup apps allow you to do this.) Be warned that some apps store data on the storage card, so a fresh install might still pick up the old data off your SD card. ...


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You'll need a file manager, and just browse to the same path that you do when you attach to email. If the Xoom doesn't have a file manager, I recommend Root Explorer. If you don't have root you can try another, like Astro File Manager.


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Make sure your google acct doesn't sync picasa photos. .. Then go to settings > application manager > all apps > gallery > clear data and cache. Deletes the synced album. Similarly you can clear all synchronised data from Gmail also. In settings->Accounts->Google->your account, you can uncheck all options. So your Google details will not get ...


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As John states in his answer, a factory-reset is sufficient in most cases. I doubt a service technician would take the effort required to restore the data from your storage – though it's definitely possible. What John had in mind, however, is true: If flash storage is really wiped, all data is gone from it. It would take a highly specialized forensics ...


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First install this awesome file manager program called ES File Explorer. link In there browse to /sdcard. Now press Menu and Select Settings. Go to File Settings and check Show Hidden Files Now you should see the folder hidden folder .xiaoniubook. Long press it and choose Delete from the menu. And just for your information, in Linux any file/folder ...


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There's no OS-wide "Trash" or "Recycle bin" like other shells have. However, the Android design guidelines recommend app authors to put something like that in each app as appropriate, to allow undoing deletes. Thus, in one app, a delete button might delete the content immediately, while another might mark the content as deleted but wait for some time before ...


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Assuming you have Windows Media Player, you should be able to do this pretty easily. In Windows Media Player, click on the "Playlists" selection. Then select "Create Auto Playlist". Click on "Click here to add criteria" under any of the music libraries you see there. A list with a scroll bar will appear. At the bottom of the scroll selection, there should ...


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yes. going into recovery, (normally by booting your phone while holding volume up and power button) should do the trick. while in recovery, you should see something like factory reset. use your volume rockers to go down the menu until that option is highlighted, then press the power button to select it. hope this helps --Daniel


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Unlike standard hard drives, once flash storage is erased, it is gone. All Android devices (at least to my knowledge) should have flash storage. If you delete something, it would be next to impossible to recover it. A factory reset will erase all of your user data unless the device is rooted and you stored it somewhere else. If the device is running stock ...


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For a real safe delete of all data on the device, a simple factory-reset won't do: data might still be recoverable if one takes the efforts required for such a data-recovery. So I'd recommend taking a look at e.g. Nuke My Phone: Following National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, Nuke My Phone sanitizes your internal SD card, ...


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Erasing your phone internal memory I have not tried it but using Android fastboot or an recovery ROM it should be possible to overwrite each partition on your device. Fastboot also supports an erase command - I assume that this erase can not be considered a secure erase. Therefore a secure way would be to overwrite to the two partitions userdata and cache ...


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There is a way to delete all SMS and MMS (and call logs) all at once. In Android, SMS are normally received and stored by the package com.android.providers.telephony. That package’s common name is “Phone/Messaging Storage” in Android 4.2.2 and “Dialer Storage” in Android 2.3.7. If you clear all data of that app, all it’s databases are cleared and SMS/MMS ...


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Before you do anything - make a Nandroid backup using ClockworkMod Recovery or any other recovery tool that you may have. This is really important as it means that anything you can can be undone if needed. That said - I believe you can delete these files. I've not removed files from /data/data/ manually before, but to the best of my knowledge it won't ...


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If you don't need them anymore, then you should be able to delete them. I'm not familiar with Zinio, but is there a way to safely delete the magazines within the application? I would try that first. Deleting these files may cause app instability if it is expecting them to be there (when they aren't). Try moving them somewhere else (don't delete them just ...


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Matthew recommended some good apps (+1) and I wanted to also recommend ES File Explorer. If any of the ones already mentioned don't work here is a search of the file explorer apps in the Android Market. Once you find one you can install it straight from the market page.


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If the files were stored on a physical microSD card, you may be able to use file recovery software on your computer. There are a number of undelete and recovery software options, but many cost money. http://pcinspector.de has a flash memory recovery tool for free (Smart Recovery handles flash memory). Writing more data to the card increases the chance that ...


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I had this same problem today on my S3, although it wasn't just deleting that didn't work. Nothing I did within my phone's GMail app would sync properly--archiving, marking as read, etc. I was able to fix it by clearing cache, and clearing data (both found on the App info page--Settings->Manage Apps). Once I did this, I had to reboot, as GMail kept ...


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Are you using the gmail app or the HTC mail app? The first one, gmail app, will have everything synced right away. The other option, using HTC mail will be using a pop/imap account for accessing your Gmail. In that case you can update the pop/imap settings in your gmail account logging in with a browser and going to your settings. There you can choose if ...



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